To see the world and discover new things — these needs aroused my desire to move out into the world after my carpentry apprenticeship. Ireland was at the top of my wish list. The green island, with warm-hearted people and a rough climate.
Rugby, traditional music, enchanting landscape. Life in Ireland is a bit different than at home. The supermarkets are open every day. Houses in the countryside have no house numbers, the streets sometimes have no names.
I worked with the traditional carpenter James Grace at Grace Design (gracedesign.ie). He is all about following a plan. Traditional wooden constructions and sculptures, partly carved with a hatchet, enchant the senses.
We built a huge shelf, drawer fronts with handles all made of one piece of wood, and a classic roof truss construction. I learned an incredible amount about wood, about working with traditional tools and about life.
I am very grateful for this time I spent with him, and I encourage everyone to pursue their dreams.
- Richard Tischer
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